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Colleges / California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach, CA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate47%
Acceptance Rate47%

CSU Long Beach Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to CSU Long Beach, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is November 30 and the fee for the application is $55.

Students who apply to CSU Long Beach for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than February 15.

CSU Long Beach Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of CSU Long Beach's admissions stats.

CSU Long Beach 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist Yes

California State University, Long Beach Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for California State University, Long Beach.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes November 30 February 15

Considering Applying Early to CSU Long Beach?

California State University, Long Beach may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with CSU Long Beach directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on California State University, Long Beach Admissions

Is CSU Long Beach Difficult To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into CSU Long Beach.

In 2021, CSU Long Beach accepted 47% of all applicants, about 31,448 of the 67,092 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like CSU Long Beach, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to California State University, Long Beach

For more information on transferring to California State University, Long Beach, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to CSU Long Beach

CSU Long Beach has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into CSU Long Beach?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at CSU Long Beach

Curious about the factors that are considered by CSU Long Beach during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
State Residency Considered

Make sure to check with CSU Long Beach for more information on admission factors.

CSU Long Beach 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to CSU Long Beach, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with CSU Long Beach's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU Long Beach?

Students admitted to CSU Long Beach have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. CSU Long Beach considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

CSU Long Beach does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

CSU Long Beach does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to California State University, Long Beach

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is November 30.

Transfer students can enroll in CSU Long Beach during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

CSU Long Beach Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Long Beach?

❌ Students who are admitted to CSU Long Beach must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does CSU Long Beach accept transfer credits?

✅ CSU Long Beach accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Long Beach?

✅ CSU Long Beach is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is CSU Long Beach's acceptance rate?

✅ CSU Long Beach's acceptance rate is 47%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at CSU Long Beach?

🟨 CSU Long Beach may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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CSU Long Beach Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into CSU Long Beach? CSU Long Beach is a somewhat selective institution. The CSU Long Beach acceptance rate is 47%. This means that the institution accepts 46 out of every 100 applicants.


CSU Long Beach Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Nov 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Nov 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Long Beach is Nov 30.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Long Beach is Nov 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CSU Long Beach ACT Scores


ACT Range

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CSU Long Beach SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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CSU Long Beach GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CSU Long Beach, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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